Employers Rethink HDHPs as More People Struggle with Medical Bills

A new study has found that more and more large employers are ditching high-deductible health plans as the job market tightens and they need to boost improve their health insurance offerings to retain and attract talent, and saddle their employees with less of the cost burden. The change is also in response to the increasing [...]

By | 2019-12-17T08:05:15-08:00 December 17th, 2019|Healthcare|0 Comments

Generic Drug Makers Sued over Pricing Practices

One of the country’s largest health insurers has sued a number of pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of running a price-fixing cartel of common generic drugs. Humana Inc. has accused the companies of colluding on the prices of generics to the detriment of health insurers that have to pay for these drugs. Humana said in its [...]

By | 2019-12-10T10:08:16-08:00 December 10th, 2019|Healthcare|0 Comments

New Rules Aim for Hospital, Insurer Transparency

The Trump administration on Nov. 15 announced two rules that would require more transparency in hospital pricing and health insurance out-of-pocket costs for enrollees. The final rule on hospital pricing will require hospitals to publish their standard fees both on-demand and online starting Jan. 1, 2021, as well as the rates they negotiate with insurers. [...]

By | 2019-12-04T17:31:53-08:00 December 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments